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Lafayette College
Athletic Communications Assistant

Easton, PA

Lafayette College, an NCAA Division I institution (FCS football) with 23 sports and a charter member of the Patriot League (American, Army, Boston U., Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lehigh, Loyola and Navy), seeks ambitious candidates for an Athletic Communications Assistant position for 2018-19. This position is an entry-level internship with significant responsibility and opportunity for travel.

Responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for several sports to be determined by strengths of applicant pool and department needs. Assistant will produce game programs, press releases and game notes and arrange media interviews for assigned sports while also helping to maintain and social media accounts. Individual will also work closely with football and men’s basketball and will have travel opportunities with women’s basketball.

Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletic Communications and Promotions and Sports Information Director.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Candidate should have a background in public relations, journalism or related field and possess strong writing skills
  • Experience working in a collegiate sports information office or equivalent is preferred
  • Computer skills (desktop publishing, Photoshop and in-game statistical software) are required
  • Ability to handle several tasks at once while meeting deadlines is a must.

Salary: This position is an annual appointment from Aug. 1, 2018, through May 29, 2019, (start and end dates are negotiable) and includes full health benefits. The position is renewable annually upon mutual agreement.

Submit cover letter, resume, work samples (including writing samples and any publications), and references to:

PDF attachments are preferable to HTML links for writing/publication samples. Additional materials, including publications, may be mailed to the address below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Philip J. LaBella
Sports Information Director
Lafayette College
107 Kirby Sports Center
Easton, PA 18042-1773

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.